SEPTEMBER, M/WSPROMST. PRANCIS MIS- ! who responded. There are many who Father CI .ude 0. S. B. said Ma <s SION, ROSEBUD AGENCY. Rev. Father Perrig S. J. attained his fiftieth year the 12th of Septem- ber quite a number of which he has spent exercising his untiring zeal among the Sioux Indians. May this devoted missionary live to see fifty more of labors erowned with every success and blessing. This Mission School has already the high number of 151 children entered and expect 40 more before the end of the month. I hope the boys and girls of this school will, again, resume their good habit of writing letters for the Sup- plement. It was, and will always be a pleasure for us to hear from the children of this mission. Their success, and their interests are ours. Mass. May their fcitli loudly proclaim themselves the In- in the church of Our Lady of Seven •■strength with thai- I dia-s' friend. Where are they now? Dolu:s, at which all the Sisters and h, S o manv This would be the favorable moment children assisted and sano-. After ' hrtr eon if" to prove tiieir friendship by actions Mass the good Father was greeted b< since the above assistance is not ' and most, heartily welcomed bv grow in !. Wlnlst pi -t< es in die surround- . , this year the crops ha\e destroyed by hail storms or an die entire failure, the Indians here have asked forme nor any other person Sisters. He spent the morning visit- raised at least • but, our Sioux Indians of Crow Hill, ing his old friends at the CROW CREEK AGENCY, S. DAKOTA. small crop of wheat, • oats, barlev and rve. It is no doubt FortTotten. North Dakota seems The Ind.ans were all pleased to see owing to the pnn ers of the children >e went to : offered up every ' Sunday, bv the re- time of need. Let us hope that it St. Michael's Mission where he said citation of the Litany of the Saints. may not long continue so for the Mass the next morning. About 12 P. | W » ^pe ,th ft j^yers of those iuno- good of the poor Indians. FORT TOTTEN NEWS. m. the same day Father Claude di- | cmit Jiule Q „ BS ^ ^ be ^ fop rected h.s steps to the Fort where he the gro* th of ehristianization and the was very kinaly received by Mr. Can- onversion rf ^ held, who accompanied him through their nation. v- "" > ! the different departments of his ' At last the time to return to school school, after.vhioh the school-band wkm ™"" TK * ii — **=-■- ehebsbsj has come and we most heartily wel- sorenated him. After bidding good- DEATH OP RT. REV- BISHOP come all our e^ood Indian children, bve to all and receiving the exores- i i " I MARTY o S T! after a vacaton of two long months, sions of their sincere desire to see ! ' to return to school, the home of their him socu return.he took the boat at The Eyanpaha was just going to press, education and cbristiauizatiou. The 3 p. m. to cross the Lake for Devil's' when we received the sad uews of time of play has finished and the time ( Lake city, where he was to say Mass the death of . Bishop Martv, who de- of work has begun. Many of our j the next morning and where his \ parted this life at 9:35 Saturday Sioux Indian children have shown friends of by.gone days were aux- ; morning. Thungh our regretted Bis"- Sev. Father Pius^O. S. 13. has an able and zealous assistant in the per- son of Father Ambrose Mathingly, O. S. B., who is making rapid pro- gress in the Sioux language. H actually, has charge of Lower Brule Agency S. Dak. and was formerly teacher in the Indian boys' school, Stephan, S. Dak. Father Ambrose being still young maD, in the prime of life and sincerely devoted to the Indians, we wish him a long and successful career among the people of his choice. They have between 50 and 60 pu- pils at the Indian School, Stephan, S. Dak., although the contract has been reduced to onlv 30 pupils. CROW-HILL. For the third time, I refer to the Crow-Hill Indians' assembly houses for the repairing of which houses I appealed to the generosity and chari- ty of those who could possibly lend a helping hand, however trifling the offering might be, it would be most gratefully accepted of. But, I re- gret, to repeat that Rev. Father Claude, O. 8. B. is still the only one their good will and eagerness to take up their studies again and have . re- turned to the Sisters' school the first days of September and many more continue to follow their good exam- ple. Help needed by the parents during threshing time is an obstacle to the immediate return of the older pupils, who would gladly do so. But, as there is never a joy without an alloy, the measles made its ap- pearance in the midst of our good children a few days ago. Though, there are only, as yet, very few of them sick still, it is a great draw- back at the opening of school. This disease began first at Mr. Canfield's school, which is already filled with hildren, half-breed Chippewas, Crees, etc. from all parts. The 10th inst. at 2-30 a. m. R Father Claude Ebner, O. S. B. of Woonsocket, S. Dak. arrived hereon visit, which he had been planning for some time, to make to all his old missions in North Dakota. He had on his way from Oberon, accom- panied by Major Hall and Mr. Pal- mer, two or three disagreeable break-downs, it being so intensely dark that thev could scarcely follow iously awaiting his arrival. He ■>.'ie.Cv-;- S-tiirday af- ternoon for Rutten Settlement, where he said Mass Sunday and the re- mainder of the week was spent in vigitjug each oue of his old missions within the district of Devil's Lake City, — missions so dear to his priest- ly heart, as being, years ago, some of the first fields of his apostolic la- bors, where pastor and flock were united in affection, fidelity, devoted- ness and generosity and where they met again to show that absence does not beget furgetfulness nor sever the bonds of true friendship which always exist between the pastor and his people. the road. Thursday morning at 8-30 Rev. ' remain outside the church to hear The attendance of our Indians at church is very iucouraging and sat- isfactory. There are almost three hundred, every Sunday, at Mass in the church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors, the greater number of whom, are the pupils of the two schools and also, many of the Crow- Hill Indians on Sundays that they have no Mass in St. Jerome's Church. St. Mich- el's church is so crowded every Sunday with only our Sioux Indians that, many have neither sitting nor standing place and are obliged to hop has been ailing for some time , uis death came at a mo- ment, when least expected, which . makes the bereavement of friends, to whom he had, by his excellent qual- ities of mind and heart, eudeared himself during life, inexpressibly sad. Bishop Marty was in a special man- ner a sincere and devoted friend to the Indians and a zealous worker in their cause, leaving nothing, in his power, undone, to promote their chrstiftinzat'.oii and civilization in Dakota, which has been the field of his Apostolic labors, for the past 20 years. Let us, whom he loved in life forget him not in death, but pray for him, though, we may confidently hope he is already enjoying the re- vard of his labors here below. t R. 1. P. f RT. REV. BISHOP MARTY, O. S. B. TA. Hekta owankayujajapi Sep. 19 ehan Rt, Rev. Bishop Marty la; oape 9:35 halianna hehantu. Tancau wa- snke shi esta tehan Dakota nagipi on litani, neon dehan wanna wokajuju hduha unkecinpi. R. I. P. SEPTEMBER, Catholic Indian Congress I bestowed his episcopal blessing At Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. Eyanpaha: It will undoubt- ed! t jour waders to leani sotafc- thing of the Catholic Sioux Indian Con- gress hold, at Holy Rosary Mfesion, Pine S. L>., July 17th 19th 1898. The Indians of (i. e different jgregated a few days before the opening of the Congress aro Mission buildings of the Kev. Jesuit Fathers and prepared themselves with great zeal and enthusiasm for the forth- coming grand celebration, which they knew would be a decided success. Hap- pily to say, they have not been dis- appointed in their anticipation. This Congress like foregoing ones was carried on in great harmony, sympathy & love. The good example of the neij reservations had a powerful influence upon the good will of the people of Piue Ridge Agency. Therefore, they crowded in great numbers to the MissiQ their tents as closely as possible to the illings and hearkened with great joy to the anriouncenn- Rev. Superior of Bosch. Trie JRt. Rev. ioMa*- " ty O; S. B; having EOT vious to the com in e ■.-. tie perform* ing of the exercises, Eacb day of the meetings, was heralded bj prayers a net songs of the la. at an early hour arrived at tht the Mission. In order to make a deep impression upon all the Indiai and to afford ample room for every one the solemn exercises v/eye held outdoors near the meeting house ful altar decoiated with ail kinds of flowers and i specially adapted for the occasion, was erected by the good Jesuit brothers and noble hearted Franciscan sisters. It was a grand Bpot : there and a still grander sight to be sur- rounded by a multitude of 2000 persons all eager to assist at Mass and to hear the word of God spoken to them. Accord- ingly his Lordship thought it wise to have a solemn High M ai ing the three days of session, aided by a and subdeacon. On -the first da; solemn High Mass was Bung by Rev. Father Zahm S. J. of Buffalo, N. i". who is the director of that College and who .. . ■ fcto the Yen. Sisters of Rosebud and Piue Ridge A'cy. Deacon on that day was Father Bernard O. S. B., subdeacon Father it S. B. After High Mass and the parfak- a plentiful repast the first session was opened by congratulating and honor- ing the Bt. Rev- Bishop, who inspite of his ill health had undertaken this diffi- cult journey to see once more ful Indians. You may imagine the feel- >f his heart when takk rhe hand , E every individual present he him or her. The reception lasted almost an hour and during it the ferv of the Dakotas put forth all ill m tinging . and 1 oly songs. It was : sight nd i xceediugl: rej ti A art of the beloved Bishop. After . . | ■....-. [loWi irfully sojourned, Tbesermon prea hed on the first day •as ah abl of Digmann S. J, and i ubtedly a I ia bearer's. His • ■ real and living. m the second .'iighmass, sung'by the Ven. Brothers and Bisters ■ I the Holy Rosary mission and ofli.ciat- .. t'lor. Digmann S.J. celebrant, Gershwyler, O. S. .B. deacon & lebner S. J. subdeacon, ushered : grandeur of i lie occasion. A- gain all the Catholic Indians had assem- bled to be present at the august sacrifice lass and to thank their Lord for I gift of faith so beautil I mi d on the pro- i ,■ ' .: rfc.o-f th ! by leather Bernard O. S. B. v.. ; ■ tuple illustration of tt .an- neighbor ai : happy and peacful, Itfwas listened to by them wit] - or their spiritual ;. The aftsrhoo reat importance as it brought out the ideas, desires and wish - ■, if tl lil ■ ' ohs, Standing iw-Cr ik, Lpwei Brftle, Rosebud, Pine Ridge all ware represented andi I due honor a., a is society. Their ideas in many cases wore of a high order of ti A good knowledge of Catholic isked. mon i. id particularly demand that no priests should be taken from them, as they were so few in such an extended field of labor They laid or put particular stress upon the Catholic contract schools and said that under no condition would they desire any other school. On I trary they think it a great injury inflict- ed upon them, if the Government withdiavvs her aid from said schools. They are Catholics and want Catholic .,.;,,. , a he POO ; ■ the Government holds is theirs and they have a perfect right I" have and to ask for schools most useful and salutary for them and their children, The discussion on this Bubji ■ • you could plainly discover the I hope it will bear good fruits. The gooel wishes the speakers had for Rt. Rev. Bishop, priests, brothers and were such that no one could help, but being filled with gratitude to God m haying selected bo many good sovds. among the Dakotas. It was real- icouragementfor all, par for the untiring zeal of the missionary. The third day was tin because ao 250 received the Holy Sacraments of Penance and Com- munion and more than 100 mostly adults were confirmed by His Grace. -hough feeble and sick the Rt. Rev. Bis ■ a at ike beautifully & at length of the duty of a Christian and mentioned .particularly three points viz: prayer. labor an* i. • •; nei ha : aaa>'f.s. This dii fioui '-'<• hai its effect, for s<?oq afterward^ some pa gau Indians came as' ing for admission into the ( be interpretation by Rev. ! ■ ■ r. i , a the Congress were the following: Rev. Father Zahm S. J. Buffalo, N. Y. Rev. Fattier Aloysius Bosch ■ ' ■ Misi ion. Rev. Flc i S. J. Superior of St. Francis Mil Rev. Jos. Lindcbner S. J. Miss of Pine. Ridge. air O. S. B. Ft. Yates N. Dakota: O. S. B. St. Benedict's Mission S. Dakota. Great praise is due to the Rev. Jesuit Fathers and Ven. Franciscan Sisters. They have taken every interest possible fcteir liberality ited the good will idians ai d missionaries, May our heavenly Father amply reward them for ail the.trbflbletb.ey took with these idian'8 and particularly in be- stowing such great care upon the sick a in their poor state of health had torn Congress and may Hegrant them life ish of the writer of thee" lil ANGELS OF MEftGY. 1 remember a few years ago bear- ing that veteran and silver ' orator, General Gibson, speaking. ti vais at some kind of a patriotic. ■ iblXB, Gl.au. Gen. Gibson's gaunt figure eould be seen rising, and with a wave of his bonv hand he bushed the thou- sands that composed the audience into breathless silence "When I was a young man," he said, '-before the great struggle be- tween the North and South, I. must sav that I was somewhat prejudiced against the Catholic Church. I used to picture to myself heaven. 1 ima- gined it was a gland palace, grand bevotid description, because it was the dwelling place of the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, as well as of all good Protestants. Of course, I could see no reserved seats for Catholics. They, in my opinio no business there. '•Well, the cry came: 'To arms!' 1 had the honor of commanding a regiment, the Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteers. After a day's engage- ment with the enemy, in which my regiment took an active part, and after our forces were badly beaten, I looked out from headquarters. We were located on an 'eminence'. the- scene of ,. field glass 1 could see black-robed figures going among the wbi and d; Ing soldiers. 1 immediati ordered my aide de camp to go down and see who were those black- robed figures and report as s to me. Returning breathless he-exclaimed: 'O'General, it was a. heartre i The figures are those of Sisters of Charity, ho are going from one to the other, ministering to the wounded and dy- ing soldiers. The self-sacrifice of these noble bands of women would bring tears to a heart of stone.' "1 was amazed. I concluded to makes personal investigation! I went down into the scene eat con- flict, accompanied by some of mv staff officers. 1 did not have t i black robed figure that was cold in death. The heroine of heroines'died at her post- She was not regnlarlv mustered into the service, she received no pec.un- lers. This noble won. called to her eternal reward. Her companions were still engaged in dying. When 1 saw this with mv own eyes on that eventful day I returned thanks on mv bended knees to the omnipo- tent God for opening my eyes to the sublime grandeur of the Catholic Church. Those grand women the suffering soldier to what church he belonged, or whether he belonged to any church; neither did thev stop to inquire the side, whether it was the blue or gray, to aauged. The performing their own God-given blue and gn Black and white were alike treated by them. Subsequently 1 mel bers of the order in cur hospitals. nursing with their tender han a ger, thev have, no fear of Gpn1 diseases. Oh, how often have I pray- ed since then that God may forgive ny first imp Catholic Church. 1 sav in its true light that day on the battle field. I is 1 now believe it really is, and in Catholics as well as Protestants. - [Young :<;er.